Sunday morning what do you do? Ring up some friends and see if they want to go mushroom picking. I remember years ago picking mushrooms near the farm where I lived in northern England, this however is a little different... Mid morning we jumped in the jeep - beer and sarnies fully packed and headed off to one of the highest points surrounding the local village.
After a somewhat bumpy ride through the campo and up the mountain we found a spot near some attractive red rocks and set up camp for a few hours - great for the kids and relaxing way to spend a morning. The rock is stained by the high concentration of iron in the area and although the locals had had the best of the lot we still managed to collect some attractive coloured rock for the garden.
As for the mushrooms....not many about..!
Living rural can present a number of opportunities for walking, mountain biking and going out in the 4x4 - which is my favourite. Find a track, head for the mountains and see where you end up, there are a suprising amount of picnic areas/old mines/watch towers and other interesting places to see in places where you would expect nothing at all, and the views....